It's easy for some investors to believe that the best approach is a passive buy and hold investment strategy. The mantra goes ‘it’s time in the market, not market timing'. While buy and hold can be an effective strategy, if the investor starts at the right time and buys when the market is low, it is an approach that comes with flaws.
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Even if you have a real knack for picking the best fund, if you invest and are wrong about the trend of the market, your portfolio is going to suffer. This happened to thousands of uninformed investors in the great bear markets of 2000–2002 and 2007–2009. Many investors mistakenly think that it is all about choosing the best investments to park your money in.
In our last post we discussed the 3 main types of investment fund. In this next post in our series on funds, we'll go on to look at a fund's aims and objectives.
This is the third post in our series looking at investment funds. In our first post we covered the main benefits of investing in funds, while last time we discussed 6 steps to successful fund investing.
There are a wide range of funds available and the choice can sometimes be overwhelming so, in this post, we'll move onto looking at the main types of investments funds.
In this series of posts we're looking at investment funds in more detail. Fund investing has been made easier by simplification. Funds take away a lot of the complexity involved in making investment decisions, which make them attractive for beginners and others who don't want to invest directly.
Last time we discussed the main benefits of fund investing and in this post we'll look at how to do it successfully.
In this new series of posts I’m going to share with you all you need to know about funds. We’ll start with the most basic of questions: What is an investment fund?
As reported in our clients' Daily Market Updates, two switches were made in our investment portfolio during April.
In our last post we looked at charges and their implications for your investment account. In particular, we divided the cost of investing into three categories and discussed the first one, namely fund charges.